My first idea was to create a community of people that share the same interests in media, via an app , that will use RADAR, CHAT, and a page where you can share your ideas, and DONATE for the projects you are interested in.
What is a “community” ?, conform to Oxford dictionary, a community is, ” [MASS NOUN] the condition of sharing or having certain attitudes and interests in common .”
Why this app will be useful :
“The Internet likes you, really likes you. It offers you so much, just a mouse click or finger tap away.” says Steve Lohr, International Herald Tribune, in an article for http://www.deccanherald.com/. His article explains how internet and technology is taking over the world. In 2008, IBM declared that it was going to make a big push into the industrial Internet, using computing intelligence to create more efficient systems for utility grids, traffic management, food distribution, water conservation and health care.
What did I learned from that, is that media and “the world”, changed, and it’s continually changing over years. Smartphones, and it’s apps, are a game changer, as everyday people use their smartphones, exactly, 110 times a DAY (and up to every 6 seconds in the evening) says dailymail.co.uk
My initial idea, was related to building a community, where people will help people, share ideas, get together, and create. While researching it , I found out that there are many websites that is helping people donate for their ideas, or just charity, some of them are ” www.kickstarter.com , http://www.ted.com( which is a website where you care share your ideas) , http://donatemoney2me.com.. etc . This explains that the DONATE, section in my App, will not be the important part of it, and will be in there, as an easier way for the people that will use the app to get founding for their project.
The most important part of the App, is the community, as I think people those days, have a problem communicating with one another, and are afraid to share their ideas, so, the important bit of this App, is making people, feel easy, when sharing ideas, will also help students, and amateur filmmakers, to get started, and get to know people around them, get in touch, communicate, get involved in other projects. Even though my tutor said that there is facebook, twitter, and all those other platforms, I still think that 20% of the people on facebook are using it in a professional way.
“Stats first; we are looking at 300 million active users on Facebook (about the population of the United States). Facebook is ranked the 2nd most popular Internet site by Alexa, just behind Google. The users on Facebook spend 20 minutes per day on the site, whereas the average for any website is roughly 10 seconds. So we know there are shed loads of people on Facebook, it’s very popular and users tend to spend a lot of time on the site.” says JORGEN SUNDBERG, for http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/
Linking all this information, me and other 100 people from ART & Design, feel that my App will be something worth making, and 11,800,000 people , share the same interests, on ( community, Mass media , Mobile app, social media, filmmaking, etc.
It sounded like a plan till my tutor said that he doesn’t like the idea, in fact non of my ideas, and I had to put many hours in just sitting , relaxing and think about ideas, searching the internet, looking at technology and what the future will bring.
It’s been a long process, trying to think of a revolutionary idea that will help the world in a way or another. From Term 1, and draw things from the past, to future, This module helped me understand that media is all about creating, and as nothing is original, we need to get our inspiration from the past in order to create the future. As in real life, we,( people), need to rethink our past, use the present to change the future.